Thursday, February 21, 2013

Sunshine on my Shoulders

 I've been wanting to make a Spring Sign that wasn't covered in bunnies and Easter stuff for a couple months now, but couldn't find any inspiration anywhere.

Yesterday I was putting together a desk and couple chairs in my boys room and listening to ABBA and John Denver while doing it.  Hehehe, when I was little, my mom used to clean the house to ABBA, John Denver, and The Beach Boys, and now for some reason, when I clean or work on organizational projects, I crank them up.  You can mop in half the time if you have Dancing Queen on.  It's a fact. :)

Anyway, Sunshine on My Shoulders came on and I thought, well good grief, that would make a nice Spring sign and could even be left out for summer too.  So I sat down and designed it out.  And I am really really happy with the sign.  It makes me smile.
It is done on a 2x10x24 board.
I painted the entire thing Americana's Marigold.  Then put down my Chevron vinyl to use as a stencil, and mixed a little white into some Marigold paint.  Then painted that onto the negative of the stencil.  When that dried, I pulled off the vinyl and had a happy Chevron design.  
Then I put down more vinyl with my saying on it and used the negative area again.
I painted the words with Americana's Turquoise but I mixed a little black in it because it didn't match my paper that I did the pennants out of.  
When that dried, I pulled off the vinyl and then cut my pennants out of 5 different papers and got my bakers twine and mod podge.  I put mod podge on the entire sign, and while it was still wet, I placed my twine on it and the pennants. They stuck nicely to it, and then I did a second layer of mod podge to seal the entire thing.  I didn't want the paper to get ruined in the weather outside.
Anyway, it turned out fun.  :)

1 comment:

  1. Very cute sign, I love the pennant flags.
    While I haven't quite got on the bandwagon with the whole chevron thing yours turned out pretty darn cute.